Contact the visa section
No response will be given to questions regarding
• Information about visa procedure or type of documents to provide
• Appointment requests
• Processing times
• Visa fees
• OFII application certification form
• General information about visas can be found on France VISAS website.
- Do I need a visa to go on a cruise ?
Visa requirements depend on your nationality.
Australian citizens and EU citizens don’t need any visa.
Examples of nationalities for which a visa is required (ordinary passports) : India, China, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Russia, Lebanon, Nepal... For other nationalities, please check here
In accordance with the existing agreements, Australian citizens may enter and stay in France without any visa for a period up to 90 days. When entering the French territory after staying in one or several countries that are part of the Schengen Area, please note that the 90 days-period takes effect from the crossing of the external border of the Schengen Area.
The Australian holder of a Type D long-stay visa is permitted to enter the Schengen area as a tourist for up to 90 days prior to the commencement date of the long stay visa. However, the type D visa holder is obliged to leave the Schengen area and re-enter from the start date of the long stay visa.
Similarly, the Australian holder of a Type D long-stay visa who wishes to remain in the Schengen area after the expiry date of the long stay visa must exit the Schengen area by the expiry date of the D visa at the latest and enter again for tourism purposes with a maximum stay of 90 days.